This complete day trip offers visitors the opportunity to experience the best of Kota Kinabalu City and what its famous for in just one day.
Ex-Kota Kinabalu Highlights include a visit to a cultural village, city exploration & a fresh seafood dinner with a cultural show experience.
Mari-Mari Cultural Village
Located in the countryside about 25 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu city centre, the village aims to share the knowledge, history, culture and tradition of 5 different main ethnic tribes in one village namely the Kadazan-Dusun, Rungus, Lundayeh, Bajau and Murut. Visitors are acquainted with each village tribe with opportunities to immerse one’s self in their rich culture and daily life through various perspectives.
Highlights include a chance to see blowpipe-making, tattoo-making, fire-starting, ricewine-making demonstrations, bamboo cooking and sample Sabahan traditional delicacies from each ethnic group.
Kota Kinabalu City
Previously named Jesselton, the city was razed to the ground in WWII by the Allied Forces abandoning it during the invasion of the Japanese. In 1963, the rebuilt city was renamed Kota Kinabalu.
Kota Kinabalu is a busy city with a small town atmosphere. Affectionately known as simply KK, the longer you spend here the more the place grows on you. Overlooking the South China Sea and the beautiful tropical islands and virgin rainforest of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, the Crocker Range and Mount Kinabalu as its backdrop, one could not wish for more superior visual variety.
Main landmarks include a bird’s eye view of the city at Signal Hill, Pu Tou Tze Buddhist Temple, Handicraft Market, Sabah Foundation Building with only three of its kind in the world with such design concept and a picturesque City Mosque built on a manmade lake!
- Mari-Mari Cultural Village
- Signal Hill & Sabah Foundation Building
- Pu Tou Tze Buddhist Temple & City Mosque
- Handicraft Market
Traverse on a day turns to night exploration encompassing history, culture and local delicacies bringing you the best Kota Kinabalu has to offer!
0900hrs: Meet your Guide and transfer to Mari-Mari Cultural Village.
0945hrs: Arrive Village – Explore five different ethnic homes of Sabah – Sample rice wine and traditional Sabahan delicacies.
1200hrs: Traditional local cooked Lunch with cultural show.
1300hrs: Depart village and transfer to Kota Kinabalu for an exploration – Visit Buddhist Temple, Signal Hill Lookout, City Mosque, Kg. Air Water Village, Waterfront, Sabah Museum, Sabah Foundation Building and Handicraft Market for some light shopping.
1630hrs: High Tea at a Local Restaurant.
1730hrs: Visit the Night Market.
1830hrs: Travel to Kampung Nelayan Restaurant for fresh Seafood Dinner with Cultural Show (starts at 1945hrs)
2100hrs: End of Dinner and Transfer back to your hotel.
- PRIVATE Return Land Transfers throughout the day, PRIVATE English Speaking Guide, Entrance fee at Sabah Museum, Lunch at Cultural Village, High Tea at Local Restaurant, Fresh Seafood Dinner, Cultural Performances.
- Alcohol and carbonated drinks, other items not explicitly stated.
- Camera, Hat/Cap, Insect Repellent, Sun Cream, Drinking Water, Raincoat, own expenses for items purchased during visits, Comfortable Walking Shoes and Clothing.
If you would like to book this tour, please send us an email, call our office number or hotline, or drop in at our office in KK Times Square in Kota Kinabalu.
All our contact details can be found on our Contact Us page.